Canada - Wildfire forces evacuation of entire city of Fort McMurray, Alberta

An out-of-control wildfire near Fort McMurray, Alberta, in Canada, burned homes and businesses yesterday. The entire population of Fort McMurray is being evacuated. Fort McMurray is about 380 kilometers north of Edmonton, the capital of Alberta.

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There are reports of gridlock on roads. The main road to the south is closed and many are driving north. Emergency shelters are set up in oil sands work camps.

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